Ottawa, Ontario, February 28th, 1952. Mr. John Galt, Secretary, Toronto Centre, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, 43 Adelaide street, East, Toronto, Ontario. Dear Mr. Galt: The enclosed questionnaire on Canadian observatories, issued at the request of the International Astronomical Union, is self-explanatory. If the Society maintains an observatory or if you know of any persons who maintain private observatories in the city of Toronto it would be very much appreciated if you could have them fill out one of these questionnaires and send it to me. Thanking you in advance for any attention that you may be able to give to this request and with cordial personal good wishes, I am, Yours sincerely, C. S. Beals, Dominion Astronomer.
March 1, 1952 Mr. Bert Topham 1250 Castlfield Ave. Toronto 10 Dr. C. S. Beals, National President of our Society, and chairman of the National Committee for Canada of the international Astronomical Union, has asked me to provide him with information on private observatories maintained by members of the Toronto Centre. As I believe you are the only member of the Centre whose telescope has permanent housing, I am sending you a questionnaire form with a request, that you fill it in and return it to me. I will then forward it, with some other information from other members, to Dr. Beals. It wi11 be appreciated if you will give this matter as prompt attention as is convenient, as I understand a meeting of the I.A.U. Canadian Committee is being held shortly. With personal best wishes to yourself and congratulations on the fine observational work you are doing, I am, Yours sincerely Frederic L. Troyer flt:h President, Toronto Centre encl.
[A two-page questionnaire follows...]